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General Statistics

full-sized Piatnitzkysaurus

  • Name: Piatnitzkysaurus floresi
  • Name Meaning: Lizard of Piatnitzky
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Length: 5-6 meters (16-20 feet)
  • Time Period: Middle Jurassic
  • Classification: Megalosauroidea --> Piatnitzkysauridae
  • Place Found: Argentina
  • Describer: Jose Bonaparte, 1979

Dinosaur King Statistics

Arcade Stats

Piatnitzkysaurus has two appearances in the arcade, first as a Normal Move Dinosaur and later as a Wind Dinosaur, but its arcade nickname and card comments are the same in both versions.

  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 南米の毒牙
    • English: The Venom Fang of South America
    • Taiwanese: 南美毒牙

Move Card

Venom Fang arcade card

Dinosaur Card

Piatnitzkysaurus arcade card (Japanese Kakushin 6th Edition)

Anime Stats

Venom Fang's anime card's front is never seen

Assist Moves

Venom Fang
Piatnitzkysaurus appears and breathes a cloud of poisonous gas at the opponent.

TCG Stats

Piatnitzkysaurus

Piatnitzkysaurus TCG card

[Sneak Attack] When this Dinosaur wins a battle, you can return it to your hand and then Dino Slash a Dinosaur that's not named "Piatnitzkysaurus" from your hand.

Sprinting Piatnitzkysaurus

Sprinting Piatnitzkysaurus TCG card

  • Element: Wind
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1200
  • Level: 2
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: DKAA-041/100, DKAA-100/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare, Colossal Rare
  • Image From: (new art)
  • Abilities:
[Hunter's Vision] Your opponent must play with their hand revealed. At the start of your turn, discard 1 card. (Do this before drawing cards for the turn.)

Gladiator Piatnitzkysaurus

Gladiator Piatnitzkysaurus TCG card

  • Element: Wind
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1200
  • Level: 2
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: DKDS-041/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 54 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Team Up: +400] You can play this card as a Move that gives +400 Power.

In Move Cards

Anime

Mesozoic Meltdown

In There's No Place Like Rome, Piatnitzkysaurus was summoned by Shear's Yangchuanosaurus though Venom Fang in the Ancient Roman Colosseum to attack Chomp. It breathed a purple mist at him, but Chomp dodged it. Chomp then knocked Piatnitzkysaurus away and defeated it with Thunder Bazooka. Its card was presumably reclaimed by Max.

In Bad Deal, a group of differently-colored wild Piatnitzkysaurus were seen running from the forest fire that Gigas started with Magma Blaster in the Jurassic Period.

Character Design

Personality

Not much is known about the personality of Piatnitzkysaurus since it appeared only briefly in the episode, but it acted as a Move Card dinosaur normally would, assisting whoever summoned it, although it was a Space Pirate dinosaur. It appears to be very aggressive, but is neither a particularly good nor a strong fighter as it was unable to launch a successful attack against Chomp and proved to be more of an annoyance than an actual danger.

Trivia

  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: 肉食恐竜で身軽な体をしている。集団でえものをおそっていたようだ。
    • English: A lightweight, agile carnivore that apparently hunted in groups.
    • Taiwanese: 身輕如燕的肉食恐龍。據說會以群體行動來進行獵食。
  • When released as a Wind Dinosaur, Piatnitzkysaurus was one of the last new dinosaurs to appear in the Japanese arcade game (along with Edmontosaurus, Metriacanthosaurus, Agustinia, and Olorotitan).
  • In the franchise, Piatnitzkysaurus is portrayed with having four digits, but in reality it only had three on each hand.
  • When Piatnitzkysaurus uses the Move Venom Fang as Wind Dinosaur, another Piatnitzkysaurus is summoned, although the dinosaur could do the Move itself.

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